Chrys`o*phan"ic (?), a.

Pertaining to, or derived from, or resembling, chrysophane.

Chrysophanic acid Chem., a yellow crystalline substance extracted from rhubarb, yellow dock, sienna, chrysarobin, etc., and shown to be a derivative of an anthracene. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases; -- called also rhein, rheic acid, rhubarbarin, etc.


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